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  • Top 10 Halloween Tips for Work

    For employers, fall is a fun season that presents great opportunities to provide gatherings, celebrations and teamwork building activities. Festive employer-sponsored activities can boost morale in the workplace and strengthen employee relations, which in turn can also help curb employee turnover.

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  • CFPB Issues New Background Check Summary of Rights Under FCRA

    On September 12, 2018, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued an interim final rule updating two model disclosures to reflect changes made to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), one of which is the Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act from (“Summary”).  The effective date for the updated Summary is Friday, September 21, 2018.
     
    The Summary is required to accompany a pre-adverse action notice.

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  • Joint Employer Standard Shifts Again

    On September 13, 2018, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) published a proposed rule regarding its joint-employer standard.  Under the proposed rule, an employer may be found to be a joint-employer of another employer’s employee only if it possesses and exercises substantial, direct and immediate control over the essential terms and conditions of employment.  The purpose of the proposed rule is to roll back the Browning-Ferris Industries decision which will be discussed below.

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  • Important Sixth Circuit Decisions

    Hostettler
    In Hostettler v. College of Wooster, No. 17-3406 (6th Cir. 2018), the Sixth Circuit concluded that full-time presence in the workplace is not always an essential job function.  Employers risk violating the American’s with Disability Act (ADA) if they fail to analyze the actual need for full-time work for a specific position.
     
    Hostettler was four-months pregnant when she began as an HR Generalist at The College of Wooster.

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  • Supreme Court Holds Mandamus is Appropriate When Commission’s Continuing Jurisdiction is Challenged

    When the Commission issues a decision on the allowance of a claim or an additional condition, such a decision is appealable to a common pleas court under R.C. 4123.512.

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